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  • Published: 30 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781760142841
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

The Tea Gardens

A heartbreaking story about the pursuit of passion by the bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin.

Spirited doctor Isla Fenwick is determined to work at the coalface of medicine in India before committing to life as a dutiful wife. With hopes of making a difference in the world, she sails to Calcutta to set up a midwifery clinic. There she will be forced to question her beliefs, her professionalism and her romantic loyalties.

On a desperate rescue mission to save the one person who needs her the most, she travels into the foothills of the Himalayas to a tea plantation outside Darjeeling. At the roof of the world, where heaven and earth collide, Isla will be asked to pay the ultimate price for her passions.

From England’s seaside town of Brighton to India’s slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains, this is a wildly exciting novel of heroism, heartache and healing, by the bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin.

  • Published: 30 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781760142841
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the author

Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home.

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Praise for The Tea Gardens

McIntosh’s riveting, page-turner style makes this book an ideal poolside summer holiday read.

Sydney Morning Herald

One of Australia’s most loved storytellers


An extraordinary story that just bursts from the pages and leaps into your heart

Write Note Reviews

Written with zest and a talent for description that draws you into the world of the novel and its characters

The Age

'This moving, epic journey sees McIntosh - a writer noted for her breathtaking authenticity and immaculate research - on a thrilling journey from windswept England to sweltering Calcutta slums, and onwards to drama in the foothills of the Himalayas...Life, love and death in colonial India in the Thirties springs to vivid life in this enthralling, beautifully crafted tale...Brimming with powerful emotions, stunning locations, fascinating real history, The Tea Gardens is the perfect escapist treat for all fans of romance and drama.'

Lancashire Post, UK

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The Tea Gardens book club notes

Absorb the heroism, heartache and healing of The Tea Gardens with your book club.

Researching The Tea Gardens

Fiona McIntosh on studying 1930’s Britain and India in pursuit of the perfect setting for her latest novel.

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